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Hand Sanitizer Warning

Hand sanitizer gel may not be enough to stop the spread of infection.

A new study focused on a Nebraska hospital shows that even though workers
nearly doubled the use of hand gels the infection rate among patients
remained the same.

Many doctors and nurses prefer the hand gels to soap-and-water because the gels
are more portable.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates there are nearly two-million hospital infections each year.

You'll find the study in the January issue of the journal, "Infection Control
and Hospital Epidemiology."

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